Wednesday, April 7th

You won't want to miss our special speaker for the April meeting who was unable to be our guest speaker in March due to the outpatient surgery he had in February.

Dick Hrabko

Richard Hrabko, who may be best know to our chapter members as the President of the Saint Louis Fair & Air Show, will be our guest speaker on April 7th.

Richard Hrabko started at Spirit Airport at the age of 26 in charge of Air Traffic Control at the airport after serving in the Navy from 1956 to 1963 as an aerial navigator and certified air traffic controller.

He became aviation director for St. Louis County in 1980, leading Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield and developing it into an employment center with 3,000 employees and 130 businesses.

He retired in 2009 as Director of Lambert Saint Louis International Airport after serving in that position for several years. With four and a half decades of an aviation background in airports, Dick is able to provide a wealth of information about his experiences. We hope that he will share his views of the differences between running Spirit of St Louis airport vs. St Louis Lambert International airport.

We will meet at the Sunset Lakes Banquet Center at 13366 W. Watson Road in Sappington, MO 63127. Our private dining room overlooking the beautiful golf course opens at 6 PM with dinner being served at 7 PM and our program at 8 PM. Cost is $18.

Please, please call Candy Stewart before April 2nd at 314-651-7097 or send an eMail to RSVP@MoPilots.US so that we can give an accurate count to Sunset Lakes Banquet Center.

AND we are delighted to announce that the bridge on West Watson is OPEN! You can now reach the Banquet Center off of Gravois via West Watson! YEA!

For door-to-door driving directions to Sunset Lakes Banquet Center Click Here.

April Fly Out will be to Dexter

The St. Louis Chapter's April Flyout will be on Saturday April 17th 24th to
Dexter, MO (DXE). We will be trying the Dexter Bar-B-Cue restaurant which is supposed to have wonderful barbecue. Meet at Dexter at 11 AM so we can get transportation to the restaurant. Sue Smith will make reservations and plan transportation so please call her at 636-274-3663 (home) 314-570-6641 (cell) or email her so she knows who is going.

Click this envelope to send an e-mail to Sue

New/Different 50-50 Format

Starting in January we launched a different 50-50 drawing to add even more interest to our meetings! Half of the money collected from the purchase of 50-50 tickets will be awarded to the person who draws the joker from a deck of cards. If no one draws the joker at this meeting the money will be held over until the next meeting. The 50-50 pot continues to grow until someone picks the joker! Come to the meeting & learn more! and try your luck!